Should You Mix Alcohol with Xanax?

Should You Mix Alcohol with Xanax?

Xanax is a central nervous system depressant, and alcohol is a metabolic depressant. Taken together, these two depressants enhance each other’s effects to potentially dangerous levels. Because of this, physicians always want their patients not to mix Xanax and alcohol. Regrettably, these warnings are frequently honored in the breach, with potentially dangerous side effects for…

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms - How To Withdrawal From Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms – How To Withdrawal From Marijuana Abuse

Medical and recreational marijuana use has gained increasing acceptance in the United States over the past ten years. In spite of that acceptance, individuals who use marijuana and its primary active component, THC, can find themselves at a point of abusing these substances, in which case they will need to break their patterns of abuse.…

Is THC Addictive?

Is THC Addictive?

Before we answer this question, let’s clarify exactly what we’re asking. The question is whether or not THC is addictive—not whether marijuana should be legalized. That’s an important distinction to make, so as not to deter readers from learning, understanding, and accepting the answer: Yes, THC is addictive. Marijuana is addictive.   What Is THC?…

Suboxone for Opiate Addiction Treatment

Suboxone for Opiate Addiction Treatment

In the US, the drug Suboxone is prescribed to help with opiate addiction by preventing withdrawal symptoms. It’s used to help both acute opiate withdrawal (the initial, most intense withdrawal period) as well as long-term withdrawal.   Why Does Opiate Withdrawal Happen? Opiate drugs—heroin, morphine, codeine, OxyCodone, and so on—are highly addictive, sometimes after just…